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what does dextrose breakdown into?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Energy: Dextrose or glucose, another name for the same molecule is used as a primary energy source by the body.Its breakdown to pyruvate gives rise the high energy products ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and nadh (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide).These provide power for the various metabolic needs of the cells.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is there any sickness that is is treated by giving dextrose?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Dextrose: We use that to treat diabetics with hypoglycemic reactions. Also starving kids with diarrhea and vomiting. There is no reason that anyone that can eat should use it--unless you want to sweeten your coffee.
A 41-year-old male asked:

Dextrose is it bad?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Dextrose: Is d isomer of glucose, or simple sugar. It is a necessary fuel source for humans. I suppose too much of it taken by mouth could be bad because it might raise blood sugar and Insulin requirements. But so are a lot of other things when taken in extreme amounts.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the benefits of dextrose powder?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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None. : Hi. Boy, THAT was easy! Dextrose is just glucose. Do YOU think powdered sugar does you any good...unless you're a diabetic treating hypoglycemia??? 4 calories/gram
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are effects of dextrose powder?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It's sugar: And it's exactly the same as eating the same amount of table sugar.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of dextrose powder?

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Dr. William Nall
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
None: As long as you have a functioning pancreas (aka not diabetic) your body should handle dextrose just fine.

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